Zachary Hollifield

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John Oliver Goes Off On An Epic, Fact-Checked, Mic-Dropping Rant For 13 Minutes That You Need To See

Ok folks. This is your moment. Go to the FCC website. And say something. NICELY.<p>And then, in the spirit of freedom and dingos, you could share this. …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Pakistan's army chief hands over power

Ashfaq Kayani passes baton to Raheel Sharif as head of the country's most influential and best funded institution.<p>General Pervez Ashfaq Kayani, who pushed the Pakistani Taliban out of Swat Valley, has formally retired after six years as Pakistan's chief of army staff.<p>He passed the baton at a …

Nigeria extends military rule in northeast

Locals say state of emergency, meant to allow army to fight Boko Haram, is pointless and ruining the economy.<p>Nigeria has declared a six-month extension of the state of emergency in areas where troops are fighting members of the armed group Boko Haram. Residents in those regions are furious over the …

Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers

<b>The best way to deal with foul smelling things is to put a lid over them (臭いものに蓋をする)--Japanese proverb</b><p>The Japanese government, which already has a …

As Egypt crushes protest, democracy becomes a dirty word

While all eyes were on Iran earlier this week, and the interim deal limiting its controversial nuclear program, another Middle East nation, Egypt, was launching its own controversial program to blow up most every public protest in the country.<p>Law 107 of 2013 was signed and issued on Sunday by …

Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the …

Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 2 In Pakistan

Pakistani officials said Friday that a suspected U.S. drone strike in the country's tribal belt has killed at least two people and injured several others. The incident comes amid growing controversy in Pakistan over American drone attacks.<p>NPR's Philip Reeves filed this report for our Newscast …